And That Was The Mistake

Moose Monday! It has become a tradition to post a moose photograph each Monday. No problem. By my calculation have about a half million moose photos. I’m still nursing a severely strained back and just when I think I’ve made some progress, it reminds me that it’s not over with.  I’m on phase three of…

Kentucky Road Trip

The thing I’m liking about retirement is not having to work if I don’t want to work. I’ve been laying up here at home the past few weeks, recovering from a back injury. The downtime has allowed my poor old pulled back muscles to return to functionality. I’ll have a few more days of rest…

Rejection and Redemption

Nobody likes to feel rejected. If you are in to stock photography, you will be rejected and more than once. It is a fact of life and I don’t normally dwell on the images that are rejected by any particular stock agency. Sometimes, you’ll find redemption. As in the case of today’s photograph of a…

Monte Vista – After Action Report

Every photography trip is different. This year’s Monte Vista trip was no exception. The story starts over a week before my friend Tim and I leave town.  I normally schedule this trip for the week following the annual Monte Vista Sandhill Crane Festival. Mother Nature had a different idea. The “Bomb Cyclone.” Spring snow storms…

Rituals

I’m probably not alone but I have the same repeating process I go through for every photography road trip I take. A mental checklist, barely deviated from, hardly ever discussed and seldom thought about. Trudy’s mother announces that she’ll be making egg salad in honor of my leaving. I don’t eat egg salad, the girls…

Winter Runs Long in Colorado

The Bomb Cyclone moved through the state this past week. As a result of yet another snow storm, I postponed my trip to Monte Vista for 7 days. I’ll be heading out on this upcoming Monday with the hope that the weather reports are accurate and the Sandhill Cranes are still alive and well, and…

Out and About, Just Duck’n Around

The Arctic freeze has begun to break here in the Denver area. A bit colder and more frozen than a typical year in the Central Rockies has contributed a great deal to my laziness.  Sooner or later the laws of physics will take hold and it will warm up. Yesterday was a warm day and…

I Have To Ask Myself These Questions

I’ve been in such a production mode on my photographs since January, I haven’t really taken the time to sit and analyze my portfolio of images.  I have a few basic guidelines I try to stick to when considering an image that I’ll use as a stock photograph. I try not to over-think things, but…

What Day Is It? Whoop Whoop!

I’ve been pushing hard going through my photo catalogs, mining stock photos. Today, I’ve crested the hill, the personal goal of having 3,000 stock photos before the end of the year. Today is Wednesday. Hump Day! This is my 3,000th stock photograph and I’ve cleared the hump. The rest of the year is a piece…

Synchronicity

I’ve been debating purchasing another tripod for my night photography equatorial drive. I have several tripods, most of which are quite suitable for the type of work I normally do, however, the night photography rig can be quite heavy and while my best tripod will handle 26 lbs of overall weight, I’m pushing it to…